Definitions for ARMYˈɑr mi
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the military forces of a nation, exclusive of the navy and in some countries the air force.
a military unit comprising two or more corps and a headquarters.
a large body of persons trained and armed for war.
any organized or large group.
Origin of army:
1350–1400; ME armee < MF < VL *armāta. See arm2, -ade1
army, regular army, ground forces(noun)
a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
a large number of people united for some specific purpose
United States Army, US Army, U. S. Army, Army, USA(noun)
the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a land defense force
to join the army; She's in the army.
A large, highly organized military force, concerned mainly with ground (rather than air or naval) operations
The army was sent in to quell the uprising.
The governmental agency in charge of a state's army.
The army opposed the legislature's involvement.
A large group of people working toward the same purpose.
It took an army of accountants to uncover the fraud.
A large group of social animals working toward the same purpose.
Our house is being attacked by an army of ants.
On sunny days the beaches draw armies of tourists of all kinds.
A sports team representing the US Military Academy at West Point.
Army has several returning starters this year.
Origin: (1386) armee, from armee (French armée), from armata, a noun taken from the past participle of armare, itself related to arma, from h₂er-.
a collection or body of men armed for war, esp. one organized in companies, battalions, regiments, brigades, and divisions, under proper officers
a body of persons organized for the advancement of a cause; as, the Blue Ribbon Army
a great number; a vast multitude; a host
An army, in the broadest sense, is the land-based military branch, service branch or armed service of a nation or state. It may also include other branches of the military such as the air force via means of aviation corps. Within a national military force, the word army may also mean a field army an army composed of full-time career soldiers who 'stand over', in other words, who do not disband during times of peace. They differ from army reserves who are activated only during such times as war or natural disasters. In several countries, the army is officially called the Land Army to differentiate it from an air force called the Air Army, notably France. In such countries, the word "army" on its own retains its connotation of a land force in common usage. The current largest army in the world, by number of active troops, is the People's Liberation Army of China with 2,250,000 active troops and 800,000 reserve personnel followed by the Indian Army with 1,129,000 active troops and 960,000 reserve personnel. By convention, irregular military is understood in contrast to regular armies which grew slowly from personal bodyguards or elite militia. Regular in this case refers to standardized doctrines, uniforms, organizations, etc. Regular military can also refer to full-time status, versus reserve or part-time personnel. Other distinctions may separate statutory forces, from de facto "non-statutory" forces such as some guerrilla and revolutionary armies. Armies may also be expeditionary or fencible.
The Roycroft Dictionary
A body of humanitarians that seeks to impress on another body of men the beauty of non-resistance, by exterminating them.
Translations for ARMY
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a large number of men armed and organized for war
The two armies met at dawn.
- exércitoPortuguese (BR)
- die ArmeeGerman
- ارتش؛ سپاهFarsi
- angkatan perangIndonesian
- angkatan tenteraMalay
- hær, arméNorwegian
- ارتش؛ سپاهPersian
- عسکر، سپاهPashto
- armija (vojska)Serbian
- armé, härSwedish
- 軍隊Chinese (Trad.)
- فوج ، لشکرUrdu
- quân độiVietnamese
- 军队Chinese (Simp.)
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